Previously I have written about my Life Expectancy. However, I was recently impressed by Nathan's Death Chart on the Family Search Blog. Therefore I have decided to complete a Pedigree chart of my direct ancestors, going back as far as my Great Great Grandparents.
Paternal Causes of Death
Heart and Lung Disorders feature heavily in my fathers family. There were many miners in the family so it is very likely that this contributed to the lung illnesses.
About two thirds were aged less than 80 when they died.
Maternal Causes of Death
It is a bit more mixed on my mothers side of the family. However it is good to see that three ancestors lived into their 90s.
There is about a 40% chance of me dying from heart or lung issues so it is a good thing that I no longer smoke. It is good to see that the incidence of cancer is well below average in our family.
I have decided that I need to live well beyond life expectancy as I have a lot of family history research and writing that I need to do before my time comes!